Monday, January 25, 2010

Fireplace Makeover



No turning back now. The work on our living room has officially began! We started with a simple project...re-tiling the fireplace.

To refresh your memory here's the BEFORE...

Although the brick and tile were in excellent condition, I didn't like how the beautiful wood mantel gets lost amidst the red masonry.






Hubby started by laying out the pattern for the wall tile.

You can see his little helper assisting him line up the tile.


Once everything is laid out, the tile is ready to set.



Out comes the tile mastic, trowel, spacers, and wet saw for cutting.
Thankfully we had all these items on hand. The total cost of the project was a very affordable, $80.




Tiles are NOW set. The fireplace interior received a coat of high heat spray paint....


This is a first look photo. We still have to grout, but choosing a grout color is a BIG decision. There are so many choices that Hubby and I are at a temporary impasse.
I have to be honest, I'm still freaking out...you know the feeling you get when you change something and then you wonder if you made the right decision????
Don't forget you still have time to link up to my inspirational party, Aspire to Inspire; it's this Wednesday January 27th. Click here for more information.
Thanks for stopping. Check out the links below for more great ideas!
Sincerely, Lisa
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch


14 comments:

  1. Wow! That looks so lovely. The color of the tile really makes the wood POP!

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  2. I know you are used to the brick surround but let me just say I love the tile!! For very little money you totally transformed that fireplace. Great job. Love the little helper too.
    Jane

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  3. Love it!! There wasn't anything wrong with it before, but the new tile really makes it pop. It really brings out the character of the mantel.

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  4. I think your fireplace is looking great! I love the new tile.

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  5. You guys did a great job...and it was totally afordable. What a transformation...good job!

    tootles,
    bunny

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  6. Wow Lisa, this add so much to the room! Great job! Dee Dee

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  7. Lightens up the fireplace and brings out the wood! Great job! Lezlee

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  8. I like. No wonder Max has a "linear" approach to life!

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  9. I love what you have done with your fireplace! Beautiful job.

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  10. Ohhh yeahhh. Love the contrast the tile has against the wood. Very nice! With these tones, you can decorate most any way you wish!

    Thanks for the invite over to check it out. :)

    FJ Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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